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Iran News in Brief – April 5, 2021

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UPDATE: 09:30 PM CEST

March Iran Protests Report: 193 protests in 70 cities

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According to collected reports by sources affiliated with the Iranian Resistance in March, there were at least 193 recorded protests in 70 cities. Protests were held despite the spread of COVID-19, the regime’s brutal crackdown, and the Nowruz holiday.

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Five city council members sentenced to lashes in Tehran for “economic crimes”

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Five members of the Islamic Council in Tehran’s Parand city were sentenced to lashes by the Public and Revolutionary Court of Robat Karim County. They were charged with economic crimes and transferred to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary, according to the state-run Rokna News Agency.

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Iranian officials are divided about the disastrous economic agreement with China

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In the first session of the Majlis (parliament) in the new Persian calendar year, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the Speaker of the Majlis, praised the disgraceful economic deal between the Iranian regime and China and claimed that the regime is undermining the United States by entering this agreement.

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UPDATE: 01:30 PM CEST

Iranian stockholders who lost huge fortunes due to systemic market manipulation gathered in front of the Parliament today


Farmers in Isfahan (central Iran) deprived of water and sewage have taken to the streets today


Women take an active part in nationwide protests by retirees, pensioners

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Iran’s retirees and Social Security pensioners held nationwide protests on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in 23 Iranian cities. This was their first nationwide protest since the beginning of the Persian New Year, and women actively took part in them.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Iran – Enraged Retirees Hold Protest in 23 Cities

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On Sunday, April 4, 2021, in their first nationwide protest gathering in the new Iranian year, enraged retirees and pensioners staged gatherings in Tehran and 22 other cities in protest against their dire living conditions, low salaries, and mindboggling prices.

They were chanting, “We have heard too many lies, we will no longer vote,” “Threats and crackdown are no longer effective,” “We have not seen any justice, we will no longer vote,” “Parliament, Government, stop deceiving the people,” “To overcome empty plates, we must take to the streets,” and “Until we obtain our rights, we will be here every day.”

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Iranian Electoral Boycott Ramps Up Again

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MEK resistance units inside Iran: My vote is regime change

When the Iranian regime held its latest parliamentary elections in February 2020, polling places saw their lowest levels of turnout in the 40-year history of the Iranian regime. This fact was acknowledged even by official government sources, which have a long track record of exaggerating voter participation in order to give the impression that there is widespread popular recognition of the ruling system’s legitimacy.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 533 Cities Exceeds 243,300

An infographic demonstrating the death toll of Covid-19 in Iran
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The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, April 3, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 533 cities across Iran had exceeded 242,700. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 55,976, Isfahan 15,805, Khorasan Razavi 15,665, Khuzestan 14,324, Mazandaran 10,350, Lorestan 10,248, East Azerbaijan 9,683, West Azerbaijan 9,103, Qom 8,725, Gilan 8,511, Fars 7,117, Golestan 6,260, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,611, Kerman 5,364, Central Province 5,038, Semnan 4,230, Qazvin 2,754, and Ilam 2,481.


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